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  1. Soybean Germplasm Lines Show Resistance to Insect Defoliation

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/soybean-germplasm-lines-show-resistance-insect-defoliation

    defoliation against bean leaf beetle and western corn rootworm, insects that have been known to cause severe ... beetle and the western corn rootworm was significantly reduced in the germplasm lines compared to ... insect metabolisms. The resistant lines, however, did not reduce bean leaf beetle or western corn ...

  2. Stewart's Wilt Predicted Low Risk

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/stewarts-wilt-predicted-low-risk

    upon weather conditions and the mortality rate of the flea beetle — an insect that is a vector of the ... "We say this because the mortality rate of the flea beetle is high where the flea beetle index is 90 ... tracked to determine the risk level of the disease. Researchers recorded a flea beetle index of 91 in ...

  3. Herbicide-Treated Mulches May Provide Good Weed Control

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/herbicide-treated-mulches-may-provide-good-weed-control

    Douglas fir bark. The current project, which began in late June, focuses on mulches typically found in ... Ohio, including pine, palletized recycled paper (PennMulch'), cypress, hardwood, rice hulls and ...

  4. Soybean Leaf Feeders Out in Full Force

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/soybean-leaf-feeders-out-full-force

    that bean leaf beetles, Japanese beetles and grasshoppers are common in many fields across the state. ... randomly across the entire field and not just confine your scouting to field edges. Japanese beetles and ... bean leaf beetles tend to feed across the field, while grasshoppers are normally found at field ...

  5. OSU Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, But Effect on Field Crops Depends More on Weather and Growers’ Planting Dates

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/osu-expert-warm-winter-may-bring-early-insects-effect-field-crops-depends-more-weather

    leaf beetle, which damages soybeans, the corn flea beetle, which targets corn, and the alfalfa weevil ... a greater potential for injury exists.”   However, corn flea beetles in particular, and their ability to ... Hammond said. In fact, more corn flea beetles are expected this year, significantly increasing the ...

  6. Stop Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs- USDA

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/stop-brown-marmorated-stink-bugs-usda

    invading homes for warmth, BMSB naturally overwinters in tree bark crevices, meaning that it has high ...

  7. Forgotten Wheat Pest Back in Ohio

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/forgotten-wheat-pest-back-ohio

    decades in Ohio may be making a comeback.   Cereal leaf beetle has been causing serious damage to some ... leaf beetle was a serious problem back in the 1960s and early 1970s, but through research, parasitoids ... Center. "But for the past two years, something has happened and suddenly either the beetle is doing ...

  8. What are the best ways to burn (or not) a forest?

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/what-are-the-best-ways-burn-or-not-forest

    Jack pines, which are common in parts of the northern Great Lakes, need fire to thrive. So does ... jack pine stands in a handful of locations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario-- and nowhere else on ...

  9. New Ribes Trials and Compost Sock System Demo Part of Hort Field Night

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-ribes-trials-and-compost-sock-system-demo-part-hort-field-night

    banned due to the serious threat to the white pine industry from white Pine blister rust. Ribes are the ... white pine blister rust, and are available to consumers through commercial fruit nurseries. The evening ...

  10. Secrest Arboretum to Celebrate National Pollinator Week June 22

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/secrest-arboretum-celebrate-national-pollinator-week-june-22

    hummingbirds, certainly some bees, beetles, flies, even some wasps, Downer said. “Well look at different plants ... ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles, says the website of the ... Caption: Discover honey bees like this one plus flies, beetles, butterflies and hummingbirds when Secrest ...

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